Mangaluru, Jan 2 , 2017 : In a suspected case of murder, a youth from Kilenjur near Kinnigoli who was missing since December 28 has been found dead in a forest area behind the Niddodi church on January 1, Sunday.
The deceased is Umesh Shetty (29). Umesh who was the son of Prabhavathi and Ramakrishna couple, went missing after he alighted from a bus at Pakshikere and boarded a white Maruti Swift car on December 28. After a futile search, his family had lodged a missing complaint at Mulki police station.
Umesh who was staying in Mumbai in the past had returned hometown three years ago and since then was involved in a transport business at Panambur on partnership basis. He used to travel to his workplace by bus everyday.
Umesh Shetty’s purse which was found by an NRI family on December 30, had provided clue to the place where his body was found. It is learnt that the NRI family had tried to locate Umesh using the information found in his purse and had sent him a Facebook friend request. However as there was no response from Umesh and as the family had to go abroad, they left the purse with a relative. Umesh’s body was found near the place where the purse was found.
Umesh was known to be a youth with good conduct and reports say he used to tell his friends that he intended to start quarry business.
Investigations are underway.